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King of Fighters '95 (set 1), The


The King of Fighters '95 (c) 07/1995 SNK.


Eight teams comprised of three characters each square off again to take out Rugal Bernstein.


- TECHNICAL -


SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware

Game ID : 0084


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 4

=> [A] Weak punch, [B] Weak kick, [C] Strong punch, [D] Strong kick


- TRIVIA -


The background for the Japan Team is, in fact, a real place.


Yuri's Chou Upper is very similar to Sakura's own Shou'ou Ken.


Iori Yagami : Since the KOF '95 project began with the concept of introducing Iori as Kyo's rival, he became known as a character who was a member of a rival school of martial arts that had a connection to the Ancient Arts of the Kusanagi. He was also given the ability to use a different color of flames other than Kyo's (red flames), along with various other characteristics. When you think of Iori Yagami, his intense personality most likely comes to mind. His moves are unique, and his singular choice of hairstyle, wardrobe, and manner of speaking was certainly a personality that broke the mold for characters in fighting games at that time. During the initial location tests to determine the popularity of the game, Iori was the character who stood out most. His hair and his lines to provoke his opponents ('You think I'm scary, do you?') excited his fans to no end. What set him apart are his memorable lines: 'You cry! You scream! Then you die!', 'Think of me when you gaze at the moon', and a whole catalog of others too numerous to list here.


Billy Kane : Along with Eiji, Billy appears as Iori's 'teammate' (ha, ha) in KOF'95. With the three rivals to the heroes coincidentally appearing on a single team, the name of the 'Rival Team' was decided upon as an afterthought. But since we couldn't wait for the rest of the world to get used to that concept and given the insanity of Iori, the team had to disband after their single appearance in KOF'95. As memory serves, the designers for this team were so motivated to create this team that their finished product was quite impressive. As a matter of fact, the voice actors worked like busy beavers to give the characters their lines. These characters were portrayed by Mr. Namase in '95, Mr. Yamanishi in '97, '98 and '02 and Seijiro in '03.


Omega Rugal : After apparently dying in KOF '94, Rugal's resurrection in KOF '95 turned him, convincingly enough, into a cyborg (prosthetic arms) armed (pardon the pun) with the power of the Orochi. In the subsequent titles of KOF '98 and KOF 2002, Rugal was brought back not once but twice to conclude story-lines. Why? "He's the only character who truly represents the ultimate KOF boss". Among these, Omega Rugal from KOF '98 was the most powerful and had the flashiest moves, so he's one of our personal favorite boss characters of the series.


Saisyu Kusanagi : His first appearance was, of course, in KOF '94, but his presence in KOF '95 was never planned (because he was supposed to have died in '94). During the final stages of KOF '95, he suddenly was inserted as a mid-level boss. That's who Saisyu Kusanagi is. Given that spur of the moment appearance, it's quite unexpected that he's still a very popular character? no offense to him, mind you. During location tests for the game, not one of his fans read the Chinese characters for his name as 'Saisyu', and he came to be known as 'Shibafune'.


Ralph and Clark are playable characters in the Foma 90x Series Mobile Phones game 'Metal Slug Survivors'.


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (The King of Fighters '95 - PCCB-00187) on 19/08/1995.


- TIPS AND TRICKS -


* Play as Rugal and Saisyu Kusanagi : At the team edit screen, the 15 second counter, press and hold Start. While holding start, push Up+B, Right+C, Left+A and Down+D. The two bosses should then appear on either side of the counter and the counter should reset back to 15.


* Select Victory Pose : Press a Punch or Kick button immediately after winning a match.


* Beat the game on Hard or MVS mode without continuing to see a collage of all the teams after the credits.


- SERIES -


1. The King of Fighters '94 (1994)

2. The King of Fighters '95 (1995)

3. The King of Fighters '96 (1996)

4. The King of Fighters '97 (1997)

5. The King of Fighters '98 - The Slugfest (1998)

6. The King of Fighters '99 - Millennium Battle (1999)

7. The King of Fighters 2000 (2000)

8. The King of Fighters 2001 (2001)

9. The King of Fighters 2002 - Challenge to Ultimate Battle (2002)

10. The King of Fighters 2003 (2003)

11. The King of Fighters NeoWave (2004)

12. The King of Fighters Maximum Impact (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)

13. The King of Fighters XI (2005)

14. The King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2 / The King of Fighters 2006 (2006, Sony PlayStation 2)

15. The King of Fighters XII (2007)

16. The King of Fighters Maximum Impact - Regulation A (2007)


- STAFF -


Executive producer : Eikichi Kawasaki

Producer : Takashi Nishiyama

Chief director : M. Kuwasashi

Sub director : Toyochan, Haruo Tomita, Namaan-Hiroto

System director : Toyochan

System editor : Khozoh Nagashima (as 'K. -Mac- Nagashima')

Front designers : Tatsuya Shinkai, Tatsuru Murakemi (as 'Ru!Murakemi'), C.A.C. Yamasaki, Goro Hamada, Akihiko Nasu, Yuichirow Hiraki, Ha Gi Ha Ra, H. Otani, Miki Asakura, Yoshiko Ogata, Jacky Sato, Kazuhiro Toba (as 'Toba'), Hayamiponbashi, Miho Uematsu, Akiko Yukawa, Shinsuke Yamamoto, Kalkin Mizuno, K. Isomura, Hiroto Kittaka, Kohrin, Meguronomikan, Red Hawk

Back designers : Jetta, Hayashi K-34, Tsugumi, Sahori Etoh (as 'Sahori-E24'), Eri Kohjitani, Kaori Kusunoki (as 'Kusunoki-084'), Souzi Takamori

Programmers : Shinchan (as 'Shinchan-R32'), S. Fujinuki, Cyber Kondo

Sound-music : Papaya, Tate Norio, Brother Hige, Pearl Sibakiti, Ackey

Sound effects : Yamapy-1, Macky, Mitsuo, Sha-V, Kyo-Chan


* Voice Actors :

Kyo Kusanagi : Masahiro Nonaka

Benimaru Nikaido : Monster Maetsuka

Goro Daimon : Masaki Usui

Yuri Sakazaki : Kaori Horie

Mai Shiranui : Akoya Sogi

King : Harumi Ikoma

Iori Yagami : Kunihiko Yasui

Billy Kane : Katsuhisa Namase

Eiji Kisaragi : Yoshinori Shima

Terry Bogard : Satoshi Hashimoto

Andy Bogard : Keiichi Nanba

Joe Higashi : Nobuyuki Hiyama

Ryo Sakazaki : Masaki Usui

Robert Garcia : Key Inage

Takuma Sakazaki : Eiji Tsuda

Athena Asamiya : Moe Nagasaki

Sie Kensou : Eiji Yano

Chin Gentsai : Toshikazu Nishimura

Kim Kaphwan : Satoshi Hashimoto

Choi Bounce : Monster Maetsuka

Chang Koehan : Hiroyuki Arita

Heidern : Toshimitsu Arai

Ralf Jones : Monster Maetsuka

Clark Steel : Yoshinori Shima

Saisyu Kusanagi : Keiichirou Sakaki

Omega Rugal : Toshimitsu Arai


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

SNK Neo-Geo CD (1995)

Sony PlayStation (1996)

Sega Saturn (1996)

Nintendo Game Boy (1997)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2006, "NeoGeo Online Collection Vol.3 : The King of Fighters Orochi Hen")


- SOURCES -


KOF10th, http://www.kof10th.com